Computational Modeling of People’s Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media

Workshop PROGRAM

Thursday, June 6, 2018

8:50–9:00 Opening Remarks (Barbara, Malvina, Viviana)

9:00–10:30 Session 1 (chair: Barbara Plank & Viviana Patti)

9:00–09:20What makes us laugh? Investigations into Automatic Humor Classification
Vikram Ahuja, Taradheesh Bali and Navjyoti Singh
9:20–09:40Social and Emotional Correlates of Capitalization on Twitter
Sophia Chan and Alona Fyshe
9:40–10:00Building an annotated dataset of app store reviews with Appraisal features in English and Spanish
Natalia Mora and Julia Lavid-López
10:00–10:15Enabling Deep Learning of Emotion With First-Person Seed Expressions
Hassan Alhuzali, Muhammad Abdul-Mageed and Lyle Ungar
10:15–10:30A Dataset of Hindi-English Code-Mixed Social Media Text for Hate Speech Detection
Aditya Bohra, Deepanshu Vijay, Vinay Singh, Syed Sarfaraz Akhtar and Manish Shrivastava

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–12:30 Session 2 (chair: Malvina Nissim)

11:00–12:00Keynote: The Social and the Neural Network: How to Make Natural Language Processing about People again
Dirk Hovy
12:00–12:15Observational Comparison of Geo-tagged and Randomly-drawn Tweets
Tom Lippincott and Annabelle Carrell
12:15–12:30Johns Hopkins or johnny-hopkins: Classifying Individuals versus Organizations on Twitter
Zach Wood-Doughty, Praateek Mahajan and Mark Dredze

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:30 Session 3 (chair: Viviana Patti)

14:00–15:00Keynote: The Potential of the Computational Linguistic Analysis of Social Media for Population Studies
Letizia Mencarini
15:00–15:15Understanding the Effect of Gender and Stance in Opinion Expression in Debates on "Abortion"
Esin Durmus and Claire Cardie
15:15–15:30Frustrated, Polite, or Formal: Quantifying Feelings and Tone in Email
Niyati Chhaya, Kushal Chawla, Tanya Goyal, Projjal Chanda and Jaya Singh

15:30–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–17:30 Session 4 (chair: Esin Durmus)

16:00–16:20Reddit: A Gold Mine for Personality Prediction
Matej Gjurković and Jan Šnajder
16:20–16:40Predicting Authorship and Author Traits from Keystroke Dynamics
Barbara Plank
16:40–17:00Predicting Twitter User Demographics from Names Alone
Zach Wood-Doughty, Nicholas Andrews, Rebecca Marvin and Mark Dredze
17:00–17:15Modeling Personality Traits of Filipino Twitter Users
Edward Tighe and Charibeth Cheng
17:15–17:30Grounding the Semantics of Part-of-Day Nouns Worldwide using Twitter
David Vilares and Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez

17:30–18:00 Discussion and Closing